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Head ‘em up, pour ‘em out

image Lance Koy, operations and sales, Koy Concrete

HOUSTON - Koy Concrete is a family-owned business in Katy, TX and is a product of the Greatest Generation.







    Grandfather Frank came home from World War II and started selling Dr Peppers around town from his pickup truck.
    Eventually, he got into bulldozing and clearing roads, then into the concrete business in 1956.
    Frank’s son, Terry, then took over. Now it’s uncle Weldon who runs the company.
    Which brings us to  Frank’s grandson, Lance.
    Lance Koy started working odd jobs in the company all throughout school. He got his commercial driver’s license at age 18, then went to Texas A&M to major in industrial distribution.
    Just one week after graduating in May 2002, Koy started full-time with Koy Concrete to see if it fit him. “In hindsight I should have taken a couple of weeks [off],” he jokingly said.
    Fifteen years later, Koy is in operations and sales. Now married with their first child on the way, Koy sees himself continuing on with pouring concrete and moving up in the family firm.
    Koy Concrete stays relatively close to home in the Katy/Sealy area. It is active in many local schools by supporting their various booster clubs and sponsoring many athletic teams.
    Fortunately, the company didn’t have too much damage from Hurricane Harvey. Koy didn’t evacuate because he couldn’t as he was surrounded by water.
    Further, since they pour foundations of buildings, their work wasn’t affected, even if the building itself was a total loss.
    For fun, Koy likes to hunt duck and quail.
    Grandson Lance is pressing on with the family tradition. With a baby on the way, the company’s in good hands.
    Koy Concrete is a concrete delivery business in the Houston area. -dsz

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